New Release: IB Economics SL Revised 3rd Edition

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new title in the OSC IB Study & Revision Guide series. Economics SL Revised 3rd Edition This guide covers the core syllabus for IBDP Economics and has been written specifically for the needs of SL students. This revised edition includes a new internal design and layout, for an even better reading experience. Stephen Holroyd has been teaching IB Economics since 1992. He is currently IB Diploma Programme Coordinator and head of Economics, Politics, ...

Prepare for your IB exams with OSC

The holidays are almost upon us, and whilst you deserve a well-earned break, the final exams are just around the corner. Now is an ideal time to get your revision started, but what about the month or so before the exams? Attend an OSC IB Revision Course and ensure you are completely prepared.   Students secure their university places by increasing their grades by an average of 1.1 per subject*. *OSC student survey       The May exams do feel like a long time away but ...

Festive study time – tis the season!

You can never have too many study tips. We have already given you some fantastic advice on how to engage your brain whilst studying, however, from my personal experience as an IB alumnus, I would like to share some of my own top tips to help you get ahead with your studies during the festive holidays.   Over the next few weeks, all you want to do is curl up and enjoy some family movies; but instead, you’re looking at being stuck ...

Engage your brain…use it or lose it!

Here at OSC, we have been finding out some fascinating realities about the teenage brain; how it works, why it makes us act the way we do, and how we can better understand it. Read more for amazing facts and tips to ensure your brain is fully engaged during studying.   Together with research from Dr Frances E Jensen of Harvard Medical School and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of UCL, our IB Consultant, Rosanna Montalbano, has found out that: The adolescent brain has enormous ...

Genre evolution/history in the Holywood studio system

Genre offers a enormous range of approaches in critical studies, so much so that once one begins to study this area, one can begin to question whether genre itself is indeed relevant any longer. One thing is clear, audiences believe a films generic location is one of the key determining factors in whether they'll pay the admission price at the cinema or stream the movie to their equipment. Genre as a concept is certainly of historical importance, as film production in ...